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The following events are scheduled during Westminster Week 2009:

Dog Shows
(see www.infodog.com or www.gsadogshows.org for a complete listing of shows).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009:

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Big Apple Sporting Society Group Show
Central New Jersey Hound Association

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009:

Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, New Yorker Hotel
Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York, New Yorker Hotel
Progressive Dog Club (Toy Group Show), New York Hotel Pennsylvania
Collie Club of New England, Bristol, CT
Long Island Golden Retriever Club, Bay Shore, NY

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Afghan Hound Association of Long Island
Bulldog Club of Philadelphia
Cocker Spaniel Club of Long Island
Connecticut Valley Vizsla Club
Dachshund Club of New Jersey
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club
English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2009:

Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York, New Yorker Hotel

The following are held at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania:
Boston Terrier Club of New York
Chihuahua Club of Greater New York
Empire Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater New York
Havanese Club of America Regional Specialty, hosted by
Greater New York Havanese Club
Metropolitan New York Shih Tzu Fanciers
Papillon Club of America
Pekingese Club of New Jersey

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Cocker Spaniel Club of New Jersey
Dachshund Association of Long Island
Delaware Valley Chinese Crested Club
Delaware Valley Pug Club
English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island
Gordon Setter Club of America
Hudson English Setter Club
Irish Setter Club of Long Island
Long Island Bulldog Club
Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Vizsla Club of Greater New York

Collie Club of Connecticut, Bristol, CT
Long Island Golden Retriever Club, Bay Shore, NY
Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Hamden, CT

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009:

Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, New Yorker Hotel

The following are held at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania:
American Chinese Crested Club
Boston Terrier Club of New York
Chihuahua Club of Greater New York
Empire Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater New York
Knickerbocker Dachshund Club
Meadowlands Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Papillon Club of America

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Afghan Hound Association of Long Island
Bulldog Club of America
Cocker Spaniel Club of Long Island
Eastern Irish Setter Association
English Springer Spaniel Association of America
Paumanauk Gordon Setter Club
Greater New York Bichon Frise Fanciers
Pug Dog Club of Greater New York

Hartford-Springfield Collie Club, Southbury, CT
Shih Tzu Club of Northern New Jersey, Springfield NJ


Other Events

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-7, 2009:

DOG JUDGES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SYMPOSIUM
Club Bar & Grill, Madison Square Garden 8:30 a.m.
Open to Judges, Breeders, Exhibitors

For complete information about content and fees, see www.djaa.org or contact Joe Purkhiser (jpurk@satx.rr.com) or Karen Wilson (gkarengary@aol.com) or Sam McDonald (samisiw@verison.net).

Advance registration is encouraged (discounts for advance registrations and DJAA members). Payment at the door will be at full price and on a space available basis.

The following breeds and comparisons are scheduled (program and speakers are subject to change without notice, check the web site for latest information):

Miniature Pinscher
Red Bone / Blue Tick Hound comparison
Cesky Terrier
Shiba Inu
Puli
English Setter
Norwegian Buhund
Schipperke
Komondor
Xolos / Chinese Rested comparison
Dachshund
Leonberger
Norfolk/Norwich comparison
Cocker Spaniel
Norwegian Lundehund
Scottish Terrier
Akita
Old English Sheepdog

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009:

24th Annual Theatre Benefit for The AKC Museum of the Dog
"Billy Elliot" Broadway's smash hit with music by Elton John!
For information call 314-821-3647 or email dogarts@aol.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2009:

The Pet Writing Conference
Presented by Charlotte Reed and The Pet Socialite Inc.
Radisson Martinique Hotel, Broadway at West 32nd Street
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., pet writers can spend the day rubbing elbows with publishing insiders. Valuable information will be shared teaching pet writers how to effectively present their work to the publishing community and the public at large. Participating writers will also have the opportunity to meet with editors and agents. To sign up, visit www.petwritingconference.com. $150 per person.

Pedigree Awards Dinner
A Celebration of People Who Do Great Things for Dogs
By Invitation Only

Purina Pro Plan's 54th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards,
Presented by Dogs in Review
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York
By Invitation Only

Best In Show, Angel On A Leash Benefit
Affinia Hotel, New York
5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and light supper, open bar
Featuring special guests:
Former Westminster Best In Show winners
For information and to order tickets ($100 per person):
Log on to www.angelonaleash.org, call 877-DOG-ANGEL, or email Kathy@angelonaleash.org

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009:

American Canine Education Foundation
Reception and Dance
Hotel Pennsylvania 8 p.m. - Midnight
For ticket information and reservations call (703) 451-5656 or email scja@cox.net

Dog Writers Association of America
Annual Awards Dinner
Affinia Manhattan
5 p.m. Reception, Dinner and program 6 p.m.
For information and tickets, call 610-384-2436 or email rhydowen@aol.com
Web site: www.dwaa.org

2nd Annual Junior Recognition Banquet and 2008 Awards Presentation
Hotel Pennsylvania, Gold Ballroom
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Recognizing the Best Juniors of 2008 in Junior Showmanship, Companion and Performance Events.
5 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Dinner, 8 p.m. Awards Presentation, to be followed by Juniors Dance with DJ.
For more information email Shelley@BestJunior.com or visit our website.
Tickets may be purchased online at BestJunior.com


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 22, 2009:

William Secord Gallery
52 East 76th St, 3rd Floor, New York
212-249-0075
www.dogpainting.com

Sporting, Purebred and Pet - 19th Century Dog Paintings: an exhibition and sale of over 30 paintings representing the range and diversity of nineteenth century animal artists and showcasing the many breeds characteristic of England, America and Europe. Among those included will be Bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dachshunds, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, English Setters, Foxhounds, Mastiff, Pointers, Pugs, Saint Bernards, White Highland Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers. A highlight of the exhibition will be "After the Ride," a painting by the great animal painter George Earl (1824-1908). Other British works include "St. Bernards in an Alpine Landscape" by John Emms (1843-1912), "Lets Play" by Thomas Blinks (1853-1910), and "Springer Spaniels" by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949). Other works include "Their Favorite Chair" by the Belgian artist, Edmond Van Der Meulen (1841-1905), "Frisette" by French artist, Louis-Eugene Lambert (1825-1900) and "Dachshunds at Rest" by German artist, Ludwig Gustav Voltz (1825-1911), and "Pointer and English Setters in a Landscape" painted by an American artist, Edmund H. Osthaus (1853-1928).

For more information and photographs, please contact William Secord Gallery at
212-249-0075 or email: wsecord@dogpainting.com

Opening reception Saturday, February 7, 2pm - 6pm
Special Westminster Hours: February 8-10, 10am - 6pm
Regular gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 10am - 5pm


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009:

Take The Lead to Westminster
Club Bar & Grill, Madison Square Garden
11 p.m. (following Group judging)
Late night celebration, light supper, champagne and wine.
Tickets, $125 per person, must be purchased in advance by calling 800-814-1123 or by logging on to www.takethelead.org

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009:

Metropolitan Dog Club Best In Show Brunch
Charlie Palmer's Metrazur Restaurant
East Balcony, Main Concourse
Grand Central Station
Blue Ribbon reception at 10:30 a.m., festivities ending at 2 p.m. Meet the Westminster Kennel Club's Group Judges and listen to Best In Show Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen discuss how she selected America's top dog. Join in the celebration as the winning dog and handler take part in a national satellite media tour around the country, with Grand Central Station and the Metropolitan Dog Club serving as the backdrop. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet, three course lunch with spirits. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to Take the Lead. Tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance. For reservations and additional information:
president@metropolitandogclub.com 212-465-3184 www.bestinshowbrunch.com



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